The McMurry women’s tennis team won its second-consecutive match, steamrolling the University of the Southwest, 9-0, in a non-conference contest.
McM improved to 3-10 with the victory.
After a steady diet of ranked and top-flight competition in the early part of the season, the young War Hawks’ squad has dished it out the past two matches, including Saturday. Versus the Mustangs, McM was dominating in both doubles and singles. The War Hawks won two-of-three matches handily and swept all six singles matches in straight sets.
At No. 2 doubles, McM had its toughest match. Bree Brosig and Jessica Bentley won a marathon versus USW’s Leslie Rodriguez and Jacinda Hatfield, 9-8. In the other matches, Lauren Renner and Shayne Cook won decisively, 8-0, while the freshman pairs duo of Madison Hathorn and Chloe Patterson (MCMWT) won their team-leading fifth match (5-6), topping Amber Garza and Jennifer Esparza, 8-2.
In singles, McMurry’s lineup of Renner, Cook, Patterson, Hathorn, Allie Hawkins and Sheri Copenhaver lost just a total of 12 games among them. Patterson and Hawkins both shutout their foes, while Copenhaver won her third-straight singles match.
McMurry University 9, U of the Southwest 0 Mar 29, 2014 at Hobbs, N.M.
1. Lauren Renner (MCMWT) def. Leslie Rodriguez (USW) 6-1, 6-0
2. Shayne Cook (MCMWT) def. Jessica Tovar (USW) 6-0, 6-1
3. Chloe Patterson (MCMWT) def. Amber Garza (USW) 6-0, 6-0
4. Madison Hathorn (MCMWT) def. Jacinda Hatfield (USW) 6-1, 6-3
5. Allie Hawkins (MCMWT) def. Kasi Krieger (USW) 6-0, 6-0
6. Sheri Copenhaver (MCMWT) def. Jennifer Esparza (USW) 6-3, 6-3
1. Lauren Renner/Shayne Cook (MCMWT) def. Jessica Tovar/Kasi Krieger (USW) 8-0
2. Bree Brosig/Jessica Bentley (MCMWT) def. Leslie Rodriguez/Jacinda Hatfield (USW) 9-8 (9-7)
3. Madison Hathorn/Chloe Patterson (MCMWT) def. Amber Garza/Jennifer Esparza (USW) 8-2
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